Meaning of 切り出す in Japanese

  1. Words

Definition of 切り出す

  1. (v5s, vt) to quarry; to cut (timber); to cut and carry off

    Skip the pleasantries and get down to business.

  2. to begin to talk; to break the ice; to broach
  3. to start a fire (with flint, by rubbing sticks together, etc.)
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